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Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Misoprostol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: September 22, 2020

Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet is used for medical abortion and treat post delivery bleeding. It is advised to take this medication only after taking medical help. It is used also for preventing stomach ulcers while you are under the medication of certain NSAID drugs; especially if you are at a greater risk or have a family medical history of ulcers. It can also help to decrease your risk of ulcer complications such as bleeding.

This medication works by protecting the lining of the stomach, by lowering the acid amount that comes in contact with it. Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet can also be combined with mifepristone, to be used for abortion. Before being prescribed to Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet, inform your doctor if you have conditions like-

You can take the medication with food. Make sure that you follow your doctor’s prescribed dose and do not stop taking it abruptly. In case you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember it but do not take two doses in a single time. If using it on children, ensure to talk to the paediatrician first as special care may be required.

You must avoid smoking or drinking while you are prescribed to Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet. They can possibly cause more irritation in the stomach, making it susceptible to more damage. Also, do not have the medicine if you are pregnant or plan for pregnancy while taking this medication.

The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-5 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed after 2-3 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine for the treatment of ulcers is not recommended for pregnant women as the risk of birth defects, abortion and other abnormalities are very high. All women of childbearing potential are advised to use adequate means of contraception while using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Caution must be taken in consuming alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    The patient must not drive after taking this medicine, as this medicine causes side effects that affects the alertness and vision of the patient.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    This medicine is found to be safe to use in patients with kidney disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    This medicine is found to be safe to use in patients with liver disease.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.

This is a prostaglandin E1 analogue and reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It further protects the stomach walls by increasing the production of bicarbonates and mucus. This can cause the smooth muscles of the uterus to contract and the cervix to relax.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Dinoprostone: Report the use of either of the medications to the doctor. Use of these medicines together is not recommended as the risk of vaginal cramps and bleeding is very high.
    • Antacids containing magnesium: Report the use of any magnesium containing antacid to the doctor before receiving Misoprostol. The risk of medicine induced diarrhea is very high when these medicines are used together. Inform the use of any antacid to the doctor before Misoprostol is prescribed.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.

Ques: What is Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet?

Ans: Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet is a medicine that helps in medical termination of the pregnancy. The doctor prescribes this medicine along with Mifepristone.

Ques: For what Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet used for?

Ans: It is only used to terminate a pregnancy which should not be more than 63 days old, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period. It works by increasing the contractions of the uterus. Sometimes it is also used in the prevention or treatment of post-delivery bleeding and for cervical ripening.

Ques: How and in what dose should I take Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet?

Ans: This medicine is administered only in a clinic or healthcare facility under the supervision of a gynaecologist.

Ques: What should I expect after taking Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet?

Ans: After consuming this medication you may experience abdominal cramping, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately. You may also have vaginal bleeding within 4 hours of taking this drug. After 14 days of taking Mifepristone (pill you took before Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet) your gynaecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether pregnancy has been terminated or not.

Ques: Can Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet affect my future chances of getting pregnant?

Ans: No, studies have shown that this medicine does not impair the fertility of the women. Your future chances of getting pregnant are as equal as of those who have not taken this medicine.

Ques: What are the common side effects of taking Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet?

Ans: Side effects include abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, uterine contractions, pelvic pain, and shivering. If you experience a very heavy vaginal bleeding or if any of these side effects please consult with your gynaecologist.
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